Solution Architect - Adobe Magento Commerce

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Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Pune, IN

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.

 

 

I. PURPOSE OF THE JOB 

Bekaert is leading transformation program to enhance the customer experience end-to-end and deliver customer journeys that drive impact across multiple channels. Bekaert’s customers across the value chain are getting increasingly sophisticated and expect a seamless and well-designed customer experience. Bekaert teams measure impact of various solutions on customer experience and drive change through new and remodeled journey-based experience solutions. Bekaert organization is reviewing the success and performance of these end-to-end customer journey through data analytics across the journey. Bekaert teams are working to address customer feedback in real time, transforming the entire customer experience across segments, channels, and touchpoints.

Your role as Solution Architect is to provide the leadership on analysis, design, build and deploy tasks related to the development and maintenance of commercial (sales, marketing, and commerce) solutions. You will create deliverables to manage the organization's portfolio of "to be" and "as is" commercial solutions — including systems (not limiting to applications, but also processes and information), cloud infrastructure services, and shared application services and components to accomplish targeted business outcome objectives.

Through your entrepreneurial thinking and action, your experience of the market, engagement with Sales, Commerce and Marketing leaders in the organization, your deep understanding of all processes and methods in technology implementations and agile delivery, you will lead your technology team successfully and raise the customer experience and excellence capability at Bekaert to the next level.

 

II. ROLE DESCRIPTION

As Solution Architect for Commercial Solutions (customer experience and customer excellence), you are accountable for proactively and holistically leading or supporting architecture, design, build and operate activities for a portfolio of solutions in response to market disruptive forces, and achieving targeted business outcomes. You are trusted and respected as a thought leader who can influence and persuade business and IT leaders and IT development teams.
Main Responsibilities of Solution Architect are:

•    Partnering with the Business area for defining and implementing the Commercial IT roadmap for your product tracks. You will also be responsible in streamlining the product operations in alignment with the business objectives of the organisation.
•    Work collaboratively across business and technology to build good understanding of strategic objectives for commercial products, identifies business outcomes, explores implications, impacts, and risks, and stakeholders’ priorities.
•    Review the requirements, principles and models and guide technology decisions for the commercial organization across different business units at Bekaert.
•    Drive customer experience design, prioritization, and management of product tracks. Engages business stakeholders to identify technology-enabled innovation opportunities. 
•    Leads the analysis of the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies, legacy, and technical debt, and implement solutions for improvement.
•    Lead the Adobe Magento enterprise & cloud projects aligning high level design, low level design, code reviews, code quality & best practices with various delivery teams within stipulated timelines.
•    Oversees and facilitates the research, evaluation, and selection of infrastructure and software technology and product standards, as well as the design of standard configurations.
•    Leads technology implementations and modification activities (projects and products) for commercial organization. Creates and delivers working, production-ready reference implementations that can be leveraged and scaled easily by agile teams. 
•    Steer efficient utilization and deployment of various technology products, technology platform, development technologies, information, data, security controls and infrastructure services.
•    Works closely with product managers, product owners and Architect peers (e.g., enterprise, business, information, security) to enable digital solutions / products agility, scalability, and resilience throughout product lifecycle as per industry best practices. 
•    Leads agile delivery teams to ensure continuous delivery of business value, as well as to leverage shared technologies, tools, value streams and processes that impact speed to value and time to market
•    Works with Bekaert Architect community (e.g., enterprise, business, information, solutions, and security architects) to analyse enterprise business context (business strategy and trends) and derive the future state technology architecture.
•    Ensure strong alignment to enterprise governance, security and compliance practices through continuous collaboration and necessary interventions.
•    Manage communications and ensure visibility of the product development and outcomes.
•    Build a world-class Digital Engineering teams. Develop team capabilities and manage deployment to provide customer-focused design and implementation support.
•    Ensure teams have the right skills and composition to deliver quickly and respond to emerging requirements with agile approach. 

VI. ESSENTIAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES 

Skills
•    Bachelor's degree in computer science, information-technology, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
•    In depth knowledge & Experience in Adobe (Magento) Enterprise and Cloud features in B2B and B2C domain. Delivered atleast 3 end to end Magento projects as a Solution Architect.
•    Experience in integrating Adobe Magento with ERP, CRM, CDP, payment gateways, 3rd party logistics, middleware, identity management and other 3rd party applications. 
•    Good Understanding of core Magento architecture, framework design, design principles, design patterns, standard accelerators to support enhancements of the technology stack. 
•    Good knowledge and experience in application development, application programming interfaces (APIs), middleware, cloud compute, database management, identity management and security. 
•    Good understanding of Headless CMS & Headless Commerce architecture to build aesthetical, functional, and responsive web-based applications.
•    Experience with PHP 7.x, MySQL 8.x, RDBMS, HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, Javascript, jQuery etc.
•    Experience with REST/SOAP web services, JSON, XML, XSD etc.
•    Knowledge on magento connectors for various integrations. Especially CMS integration with Magento platform via CIF using GraphQL.
•    Good to have knowledge or experience in SAP flows like Quote-to-cash / Order-to-cash. 
•    Solid understanding of agile principles and development methodologies and capability of supporting agile teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact and risks, taking account of technical and architectural debt
•    Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies and processing environments (such as inside-out, outside-in)
•    Knowledge of existing, new and emerging technologies and ability to practically apply them to new business designs and business models to achieve targeted business outcomes.
•    Good analytical, planning, organizational and technical skills. Be a voice of reason to make tough calls.
•    Good written and verbal communication skills
•    Ability to work within an IT organization in an in-and-out outsourced environment

 

 

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